Final Fantasy Versus XIII to miss Tokyo Game Show
posted on 09.01.12 at 11:39 AM EDT by (@salromano)
As reportedly confirmed by Shinji Hashimoto.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not be at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, producer Shinji Hashimoto has reportedly confirmed.

“I spoke to Hashimoto regarding various things today,” said an attendee of the Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event in Shibuya on Twitter. “It appears Versus will not be at the Tokyo Game Show. First, they are putting all their strength into the conclusion of the Lightning Saga and Final Fantasy XIV.”

In a later tweet, he added that Hashimoto said: “It is being developed, so look forward to it next year.”

It might be worth noting that in 2009, Square said Versus XIII wouldn’t appear at the show, but it did regardless. Perhaps there’s a chance it’ll happen again?

Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

  • rockman29

    It’s not even funny anymore. It’s just sad.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/http://www.youtube.com/user/AzureKuwait?feature=mhee AzureFlame24

    It’s ok let them take their time..

    • Kurai Warrior

      Imagine if they announced LR yesterday and said this, “Please expect it in the year 2019.”
      What would be your reaction?

      THIS IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS NOW. THEY’VE HAD TOO MUCH TIME ALREADY!

    • AuroraXIII

      Yeah. I’m just glad they aren’t cancelling and outsourcing it, like MGS Rising.

  • Kurai Warrior

    I knew it since last night when they announced LR. I just knew it. F U too square. 

  • AuroraXIII

    I want to feel disappointed… but all I feel is déjà vu. ( ._.)

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I feel like I’ve written the same article at least four times.

      • Kurai Warrior

        I really hope this is the last time you have to write it. 

  • DarthBrian

    I’m not listening lalala I can’t hear you lalala rumor and speculation lalala

    :(

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    They can have all the time they want. c:

    I’m just glad they’re talking about it openly.

  • FlameEmperor

    Lol….. Why must my nightmares become real…… ;-;
    Why Square-Enix…… Why!?!
    At least give us some gameplay or news on when we’ll be able to play the game ourselves ;-;!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….I need to go flip a table.

    (they seriously ARE taking trolling notes from capcom)

  • Kurai Warrior

    Yeah I really do wish they would throw us a bone like they did last year. Something to hold us over again. A 4-6 minute trailer with updated stuff would be nice. 

  • kefert

    Well. I think i’m just about done with this game, and SE. Since they absolutely want to produce XIII-3 in a year (massive asset re-using *cough*), it means Versus is coming in 2014, at the earliest: 8 years after it’s initial announcement.
    Now I know it’s only been in full development since last year, but that means it will have taken them 2-3 years of full dev. power + 3 years with the core members to release a damn game that will probably not live up to the ever-growing expectations. This is so frustrating!

  • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

    instead they decide to focus on ffxiii-3… why? square-enix has been fucking awful

    been waiting 6 years and counting this is absolutely ridiculous, I could care less about tgs this year now…

    is it really that hard to release a 6 min trailer on youtube? don’t even have to show us something new, just gameplay would be nice

    I have a feeling that they aren’t even working hard on this game, and are force to help toriyama and shitty games

    • Luna Kazemaru

      They are focusing on 13 to get it done and out of the way but most of the focus is really on Fixing XIV. I don’t know how is this hard to understand but I can really agree with anyone who calls another game shitty because the want another one to come out anyway.

      • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

        xiii should have been done and outta of the way when it was released back in 2010… and it should have ended right there.

        There was no need for a sequel let alone another game to make this a trilogy. Versus fans have waited long enough for this game, to call ffxiii a shitty game is nothing far off, considering all it does is delay versus even longer. Along with re-doing a failed game such as ffxiv and giving that more attention then Versus as well is also disheartening. Why put so much talent, time and effort into one of the most bland, boring, and worst protagonist in the franchise? Toriyama has shown he can’t make a decent final fantasy game, and doesn’t deserve to be a part of any of the future Final Fantasy games for here on out. 
        It baffles me when FFXIII is getting more attention then games like type-0, FFX HD, and versus xiii who have yet to grace the spotlight here in the U.S. I don’t see how this is hard to understand…

        • Luna Kazemaru

           The fact of the matter that 13 was planned to have 3 games is why there are 3. XIV is turning out to be something good seeing as to how they aren’t rushing it so I don’t see how that’s a bad thing if anything it shows that if SE take’s there time and not rush crap it will turn out alright for the most part. Also I’m sorry its not your place to decide if he can be a part of future games or not that’s up to SE. Versus fans have shown me nothing but attacking anyone who likes 13 or attacking SE for releasing anything that isn’t Versus how about we let the projects (I.E 13-3 and XIV) they doing get done for once ok.

  • bebestorm117

    Bastards! Maybe just maybe Versus is being developed for PS4

    • rockman29

      When I even suggest that as a possible good thing, I get flamed lmao.

      • bebestorm117

        Really?! Let’s see what happens…. I was accused of being a troll yesterday.

  • LordKaiser

    This is massive BS!!!!! Stop delaying Versus for garbage! I been waiting for Versus for a very long time!

    • Luna Kazemaru

       so sleeping dogs was garbage?

  • EspadaKiller

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz what the f man S-E? SERIOUSLY WTF.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    So sick of the incessant whining, pissing, bitching, moaning, and groaning.

    Its gotten to the point that I dont even want to click on an SE article any longer.
    Especially if it mentions FF.

    The self entitlement generation has already ruined America. Now youre on the verge of destroying the way I look at my favorite hobby.

    Congrats assclowns.

    I’d say well played but you people dont actually play games. You just bitch about them.

    • rockman29

      Malcolm, you really feel this is about self-entitlement? I don’t think it’s wrong to feel burned by SE and FF right now. If getting any update on a game 7 years post announcement is self entitlement, then I think everyone should be OK with acting self-entitled in this instance.

      If you want to be offended fine, but I think we’d all do better to just pay attention to games actually with updates. Like Metal Gear? I mean seriously, gameplay literally a day or two after the game’s announcement? Why bother with FF right now. I can’t even feel any emotion with news about this series anymore, and my whole gaming childhood revolved around Final Fantasy seriously…

      Updates about updates, or even worse as in this case… updates about NO updates, is not something anyone should be praising.

      Last year I was getting flamed here because I was saying these waits are ridiculous. People are finally realizing yes, waiting this long for an update is ridiculous. This game could turn out good or not good, but either way, the way SE is managing the PR with this game and leading fans with a carrot on a stick forever is NOT cool no matter what you want to think.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        I choose to wait patiently for VS13 and enjoy the excellent games Squeenix releases in the meantime.

        I’ve bought countless FF’s and Kingdom Hearts games across multiple platforms since the original announcement of VS13 and while the wait has been very long it is what it is.
        Constantly bitching and moaning is doing nothing to speed up the release of the game. Why not focus on what is releasing and try to find the joy inherent in the hobby before the internet gave rise to so many sheep who are truly dead on the inside.

        • rockman29

          It’s just people saying how they feel. That’s all.

          If it was really inappropriate, I’d agree with you. I’m not saying people don’t complain way too much for a lot of things, because that happens. I’m not saying how people are whining is cool. I’m just saying the reaction of being unhappy with how things are going is appropriate, and somewhat justified.

          Something is clearly going on, and something is clearly off, if it’s taking this long and to me the appropriate reaction is to be miffed.

    • Noctionus

       “I won’t allow people to have different opinion and taste than me.”

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        If everyone shares the same opinion than you joining the fray is merely sheepish behaviour.

        This mob mentality of hating Squeenix has gotten tired. FACT.
        Also a fact, while you and everyone else bitches and moans about VS13 not being out squeenix have released a crap ton of fantastic games in the meantime.

        The hate is simply whats popular on the web now. Joining in is proof of ones inability to think for themselves and evidence that its likely they lack at least 1 crucial chromosome.

        • Noctionus

          You can do whatever you want. And I’ll do anything to get what I want with my money.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            B/c complaining on a comment thread is getting you VS13 quicker??

            Got it.

            • Kurai Warrior

              And because you moaning about SE hate on a Versus XIII article is gonna stop all the hate. (A lot of which they deserve in this situation)

              Got it.

              • Malcolm Reynolds

                Weak attempt to discredit what I said.

                Next time you wanna play ball….bring your A game friend.

                • Kurai Warrior

                  I don’t think it’s weak at all, you tell us to not complain yet you sit here complaining about us complaining. How the fuck does that work?

                  • Malcolm Reynolds

                    Need a tissue?

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Do tell where are these fantastic games?

          And just because  you seem to  be fine with being toyed around with by square(but not Ms) doesnt mean others have to just sit there and take it.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Kingdom Hearts BBB psp

            KH:358/2 DS

            KH:DDD. 3DS

            FF13/13-2 PS3

            FF:Dimensions iphone,

            FF1,2,4:complete, Tactics WotL, Crisis Core, Dissidia 1&2, PSP

            Chrono Trigger, Chocobo tales, FF3, DS

            A few on the Wii, some I missed on the DS, psp, and a crap ton of PS1 rereleases for DD on PSN as well as others I have missed.

            You see, as a gamer I dont see things so damn bleak and horrible and choose to find the enjoyment in what Square releases as they release it.

            Looking forward to FF14, X-HD on Vita and PSN, as well as VS13 and amazingly, instead of getting my knickers in a twist over Lightning returns, I choose to look forward to what will be yet another quality title being released from Squeenix.

            Class dismissed.

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              How can you not understand that  people are mad over versus getting delayed for 13 ?

              I will admit some of those games are good,but look at the major lack of actual console games.Its just ridiculous .

              • Malcolm Reynolds

                I do understand my friend. Im mad meself.

                I dont understand 6 years of crying.

                To do the same thing over and over but expect a different result each time borders on insanity.

                I choose to not let my frustration bring me down and find the joy to be had in what my once favorite developer produces while I wait for VS13.

                • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                  Man I just dont get why they dont just get it out there,its getting near the end of development(voice acting is being done),even a picture would make me happy at this point :

                  I think its just that they dont want to kill 13/3 before its even out

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      There is no need to attack a group who have the right to be upset over the wait. (Seriously, man, the language is unnecessary.)

      The game was announced six years ago. Six years… and we’ve seen a single gameplay trailer (5 years later). Not to forget Square rarely ever mentions the game unless you ask them about it. The fact that developers say things like ‘we almost ready to show it’, then say ‘okay, next year’ can understandably piss a lot of people off.

      I’ve chosen to remain mellow about the whole situation, but honestly, I’m just as displeased.

      Not sure why you keep bringing up this whole concept of self-entitlement where it’s unrelated.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Got it. Its totally fine for every article about Square to devolve into whining about VS13 whether it is directly related to VS13 or not.

        That doesnt go against the guidelines you created at all.

        So when people comment about their displeasure with MS in MS related articles which is an opinion they have every right to have and share, the mods are on those comments like a liberal at a constitution burning ceremony.

        The double standards are disheartening. Rules apparently only apply when it doesnt silence an opinion the mods or yourself happen to agree with.

        Do you think for a second that as a collector of all things final fantasy/Square for the last 15yrs that I am not displeased with the length of time it has been since the announcement os VS13?

        I am very annoyed with it but turning every Square article into a pissfest is absolutely ignorant in the same way you jumped down my throat many times for turning every MS article into a pissfest.

        So either its kosher to piss and moan on Gematsu or its not. The mixed signals are becoming a bit confusing.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          So here’s the quick version: 1) I never mentioned about the guidelines 2) but you rudely attacked people who are upset about Final Fantasy Versus XIII in a post about a delay to see more of Final Fantasy Versus XIII 3) who are different from you, who usually brings up MS where it’s not relevant 4) I notice you like to use a lot of metaphors and such. I’m adding those as a no-no in the guidelines.*

          For the record, I’m not a fan of the reactions that well, overreact.

          * Joking.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Metaphors, allusions, sarcasm, humor, etc. might as well take all forms of written communication away while you’re at it*

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          I see exactly where you are coming from. In fact, it is not fine for every Square article to devolve into whining about Versus 13. You are absolutely correct when saying that. 

          It’s not something we necessarily encourage, and I understand why all the constant complaining does get annoying. I read every single comment that is made on Gematsu, I read lots of comments complaining about Versus. Let’s just say, I’m burned out on those kinds of posts as well.

          I also understand why people are upset, and I don’t mind them ranting about it so long as it stays civil and doesn’t turn into something ugly. No one is trying to control what people post on Gematsu, we do highly encourage they create a post in the proper place. (Sometimes we make a post pointing that out.)

          Like you, I also find the delays annoying, I just choose to either not post a reply, or post something that I feel might add to the discussion. The only problem I really have with the post you made is where you call people names. Besides that, I think you make a valid point about self entitlement.

          For the record, I’m going to do my best to encourage people to complain about Versus in the appropriate articles. It’s something that I was kinda hoping would happen without me having to step in.

          This is how I like to try and approach moderation. If I don’t have to step in and moderate, that’s great. I like it when I can simply join in on the conversation with everyone else.

          I don’t believe in removing posts. I only delete something if its spam. Sometimes, I just have to get involved, I have to step in and close a thread (Which I hate doing) or post a stern warning.

          (I would love to see Disqus integrate a move comment feature. I would gladly use it to try and tidy up the comments on Gematsu. It’s just like arranging a bookshelf in you’re home, every book has an appropriate place where it belongs. I feel like each comment is very important, but they also have an appropriate place where they belong. With that said, I can only work with what Disqus gives me. I used to be an admin/mod on several forums. I always moved off topic comments to the appropriate forum. Sure, some users found this annoying, but I think they appreciated me doing it over flat out removing the post they made.)

          I’ve said it before, sometimes you have to be the “bad guy” as a moderator. I don’t really like that part about moderation. Which is why you don’t typically see me come in and stop a perfectly good off topic discussion. It’s not something I want to do, it’s not something I really enjoy doing.

          You clearly aren’t happy with a few things, and I think you can place the blame mostly on me. My goal is to make users feel comfortable here on Gematsu. I want them to enjoy reading and posting comments. I’ll do my best to continue and make posting/reading comments here enjoyable for you and everyone.

          -Zero

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Well as far as my post calling people names…I singled no one out. It was a general statement of my disgust not unlike the general statements of disgust people are constantly slinging at Square Enix.

            If someone was upset by my statement it is only b/c they new it referred to them and instead of reflecting on being called out and trying to change they lash out like an injured dog backed into a corner b/c its easier to attack the person that is trying to help you see the fault in your own ways than it is to face your guilty conscience and admit you are wrong and then try to learn from it and change for the better.

            No one likes someone that speaks truth from the heart if it requires an introspective look at their own behaviour when they hear those truths.

            From ME3′s ending to the new DMC yo every move Square Enix makes to the next CoD to the next GoW to the Vita’s sales, to the way water is wet and the sky is blue….complain complain com-frickin-plain, wash, rinse, repeat.

            These FF articles in the last few days have brought it to a head for me. Its a clear double standard that is allowed at Gematsu and I have grown weary of it.

            I would enjoy nothing more than to shoot the breeze with fellow FF fans but it appears there arent many of those left nowdays. Just a bunch of bandwagon crybabies who think that he who complaineth most, wins.
            Ironically “winning” in this instance, much like Charlie Sheen, makes them nothing but a worthless loser.

            I wonder if they too have Adonis DNA and Tigers blood running through their viens?

      • TerrenceG9

        In my opinion, people should just stop asking about it and wait for the developers to announce something. If we only hear about the game when we ask about it, it means they have nothing new to show. That’s why we’re hearing these lame updates about how it’s turning out “absolutely amazing”, rather than something important.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          Good point.

          But I’d think at events like these, it’s necessary to ask. Especially when a new game is being announced as Square’s primary focus, when most people had thought Versus XIII would be stepping into the spotlight.

      • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes GR+ Entretenimento

        IGN and GameSpot almost dont talk about Versus anymore

    • Sovereign Gale

      This. I’ve expressed my disappointment with how slow the information for this game has been trickling in as well as the fact that SE keeps feeding us the same line every “update”, but I’ve never felt quite as frustrated as these people apparently do. If anything, I’m more frustrated with the people who spam every article about FF on every site EVER with demands for Kingdom Hearts 3, a Final Fantasy 7 remake, or this game. By now, you’d think they would realize that the development for Versus will be done when it’s done and that they aren’t contributing much.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        I agree with your agreement with me!

      • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

        No you shaddap! lol I want versus NOW!! tomorrow is not promised today who knows and god forbid anything happens to some of us and we not get to play this game. 7 YEARS!! since I have seen the first trailer a few years after I have became an uncle twice and another one is on the way…. I was 19.. I am 25 now.. RRRG versus will be out when? when I am 40? what is that! SE is lame.

        • Sovereign Gale

          I think you might be overreacting a bit there, and I would appreciate it if you didn’t tell me to shut up just because we don’t see eye to eye. Believe me, I really want to play this game and I, too, am upset that it’s taking so long. I’ve just come to accept the fact it won’t be out for a while longer, and complaining about how you want the game NOW and not later isn’t going to do much.

          • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

            SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!! Give us the game now lol. 

        • TerrenceG9

          Lol, this is totally where the self-entitlement comments are justified.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      I’m cool with waiting. Clearly XIII-2 and Lightning Returns alongside XIV are SE focus but what does it mean. It means Nomura and his team are working on Versus exclusively. If Sony are smart about it then Nomura still can put all of his efforts into one platform. We’ve seen numerous times that focusing on one platform usually results in a superior gaming experience as the software plays to the respective platform’s strengths. 

      The way I see it XIII-2 and LR: FFXIII finance the development of Versus. Ubisoft said similar things about the casual titles they’re producing -> they’re financing Assassins’ and Far Cry’s development, as did the two ACII spin offs. They’re low-cost high return products as the tech is already there. This bodes well for vXIII’s final quality even though I’m probably alone with that opinion. 
      I understand why fans, who have been waiting years or even bought a PS3 for Versus (as yours truly did),  get angry or anxious but publicly attacking them is kinda unnecessary. They’re venting their frustrations. I’m simply waiting for positive news, that’s how I handly the anticipation and uncertainty, but you can’t expect the same reaction from others – I’m a very calm and patient guy. 

      Besides, why should vocal gamers’ opinions on the internet change the way you look at your favorite hobby? Everybody’s entitled to have their opinion and state it freely. Let’s argue, but let’s also be civil about it =)  

      I’m certain we get to see at least a new trailer or glimpse of some footage at TGS. I am excited to see Lightning take center stage in her own adventure (even without Fang =/ ) and I’m happy to see that SE kinda managed to turn XIV into a promising MMO (I only care about GW2 in the MMO space but I’m certain some FF/MMO fans will enjoy XIV new vision). There’s always next year and I couldn’t think of a better game to send PS3 off than vXIII. The next couple of years should be very interesting for gamers.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      I’m cool with waiting. Clearly XIII-2 and Lightning Returns alongside XIV are SE focus but what does it mean. It means Nomura and his team are working on Versus exclusively. If Sony are smart about it then Nomura still can put all of his efforts into one platform. We’ve seen numerous times that focusing on one platform usually results in a superior gaming experience as the software plays to the respective platform’s strengths. 

      The way I see it XIII-2 and LR: FFXIII finance the development of Versus. Ubisoft said similar things about the casual titles they’re producing -> they’re financing Assassins’ and Far Cry’s development, as did the two ACII spin offs. They’re low-cost high return products as the tech is already there. This bodes well for vXIII’s final quality even though I’m probably alone with that opinion. 
      I understand why fans, who have been waiting years or even bought a PS3 for Versus (as yours truly did),  get angry or anxious but publicly attacking them is kinda unnecessary. They’re venting their frustrations. I’m simply waiting for positive news, that’s how I handly the anticipation and uncertainty, but you can’t expect the same reaction from others – I’m a very calm and patient guy. 

      Besides, why should vocal gamers’ opinions on the internet change the way you look at your favorite hobby? Everybody’s entitled to have their opinion and state it freely. Let’s argue, but let’s also be civil about it =)  

      I’m certain we get to see at least a new trailer or glimpse of some footage at TGS. I am excited to see Lightning take center stage in her own adventure (even without Fang =/ ) and I’m happy to see that SE kinda managed to turn XIV into a promising MMO (I only care about GW2 in the MMO space but I’m certain some FF/MMO fans will enjoy XIV new vision). There’s always next year and I couldn’t think of a better game to send PS3 off than vXIII. The next couple of years should be very interesting for gamers.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Vocal “gamers” opinions wont change the way I look at my hobby. It just makes me embarrassed to call myself a gamer b/c it lumps me in with crybabies.

        While they wont effect my opinion on this hobby, this generation of whiners has changed my opinion of gamers from a positive one to a disgusted one.
        I wont go to midnight launches anymore, nor do I engage anyone in a store about video games b/c I know that 90% of these pukes are beneath me b/c they lack any ability to appreciate what they have and only cry about what they dont have.

        Sick of it. So very sick of it.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          Well, I buy all my games online, never went to a brick-and-mortar shop. The main reason being that the German Games Ratings Committee’s logos are fugly and friggin’ huge. Additionally most games are censored in Germany anyways (if a game is rated AO – 18 years and up, which is considered “adult” in Germany – there’s a high probability it’s censored) and the manuals are in German for obvious reasons.

          So I’m kinda forced to import from Canada or UK, as there are no decent American online shops with international shipping (I won’t ever support GameStop and Amazon delivers games domestically only). Consequently I do not understand how the changes you mentioned affect a gamer who’s been buying all of his/her games at retail ever since.

          Your reasons are sound, however, and I sympathize with you. A new generation is looming, maybe it’ll be a change for the better.

  • Revorse

    They’re probably scared to release it at this point. Lol

  • neku

    i kinda had a bad feeling when xiii-5 was announced last night  

  • http://twitter.com/Alos88 Alos88

    By  “It is being developed, so look forward to it next year.” were they talking about about Lightning Returns or Versus?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Versus.

  • Derpazu

    Wow…just wow.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    Ugh..really is Make Me So Mad 

    lightning Return release so Fast in 2013 

    And FFVXIII Take 100 Years (Go to the H***) 

    • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

      Well, this to be expected i think. SE will focus on Lightning first then Noctis. Patience makes perfect.

      • InternatlGamer3

        makes Perfect my Ass look at DNF they took their time, and it became a mangled piece of crap.

  • xMCXx

    Duke Nukem: Versus.
    “When it’s done.”

  • Zuhri69

    Tell us something we don’t know!!!

  • Kurai Warrior

    The more I think about this situation the more disgusting it is. SE is definitely not getting anymore of my money. I’m at a point where I’ll even buy Versus XIII used. I just can’t support them right now.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      What a true gamer you must be.
      Way to go. You show the Evil Squeenix what for with your idle threats of buying VS13 used.

      I have no doubt the minute VS13 has a release date you’ll be begging mommy to drive you down to Gamestop to preorder.

      “but mom I swear I’ll do all my chores without you having to tell me, I’ll get good grades in school and I will never ask for another thing from you ever again!”

      • FlameEmperor

        And that comment made you a bigger kid than you say he is.

  • http://twitter.com/ryuusei0082 Ryuusei

    Every year they have a new “priority”, a new “focus”, so Versus has to miss any chance to show up because just a glimpse to it will take all the attention away from these other games they keep making. Ugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    WHAT FGHGSD%%$AGSDHN ARRRRG!!!!! WRARR!! fafabhsngh … so Fu$%^ fed up with this sh^%. Sorry guys I even scared my family when I screamed just now yes it was that loud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    This could be a lie do… why would he say that they are putting their all towards Lightning and than say that he said it will be out next year? …FFVersus should be done by now.. ugh I hope its not true.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HyakuShiki1234 James Keeton

    I’m perfectly happy with Square taking as long as they like, to be honest, as long as it turns out well in the end – Square and others put out more than enough stuff out to tide me over. Versus will get its time eventually, it’s just a matter of patience. 

    Still, I wouldn’t object to a surprise release date announcement at TGS!

  • InternatlGamer3

    Square-Enix has proven what douchebags they really are.

    • Advent_Andaryu

      Taking your time and working hard on a game so that the quality is top notch makes you a douchebag? To me, it’s the other way around.

  • InternatlGamer3

    ok Square-Enix demote him back to FF event planner, and have Yoichi Wada step down.Square-Enix how many times must i tell you get your shit together you shitting the moneybed.Your greed is costing you dearly, I swear I wanna GEASS the executives who decided not to put more of the focus on “Final Fantasy Versus XIII”

  • zakou

    I am not even going to say anything other than…this is beyond me.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I’m done with this bullshit. This has been going on for 6 years, 6 fucking years. This is exactly what I’m talking about. You people sit up here hollering about Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! Final Fantasy XIII-3 but when I’ve been telling you the whole time Versus XIII is going to keep getting delayed because of FF XIII. Fuck Square Enix I’m done. This is unfair for people like me who have been waiting 6 years for this title. This has nothing to do with Nomura, Hashimoto or Developement problems. It has everything to do with Toriyama and Wada trying to make Lightning popular.  :’(

    (And I don’t feel like arguing with Zero or you Sal)

    Another thing I was just thinking about is, they could be lying because it makes sense FF XIII is now three games right. Then they possibly could have changed Final Fantasy Versus XIII name to just Final Fantasy Versus. Just so it can separate its relation to FF XIII. Why else would they have drawing of Noctis saying wait patiently soon.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I’m not sure I’m buying the reason behind it not being at the show. If it does turn out to be a no show, I still think it has more to do with development problems than anything. I just refuse to believe they would delay a big game like this. It’s not a smart business decision, and considering how money focused gaming is today, I still believe there is more to the story. They also like to be very secretive in Japan, they like to keep whats really going on behind closed doors.

    @gematsu-91299a41773c667d2ee8cddc3f6eeb64:disqus I’m upset right along with you. We might disagree on a few things, but we both share the same disappointment in this. As for the comment, it’s fine so long as the guidelines are being followed. That’s the only thing we ask.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Thank You

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      I don’t see my first comment anymore. Did you guys remove it?

  • Aldridge517

    Delay. Delay. Delay. Next time we see this game they better show us something phenomenal

  • Fantasytales

    wow are you kidding me at this point a new picture of this game will make me happy, something they cant just do that like 4 years without showing anything how are we supposed to stay interested in this game…

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Wow,this is just pathetic.

    I do find it funny how people told me I was wrong when I said it would be delayed by 13/3.

    Seriously though square needs to get its crap together.

  • http://twitter.com/RickChicale Ricardo Chicalé

    r.

  • http://twitter.com/RickChicale Ricardo Chicalé

     You know… I think the problem here is not having this much time for FFVXIII production… I’m ok with have two years more waiting for it. The problem is, since it was announced six years ago, we got only one or two significant updates on the game development. THIS is making us (or only me) mad. 
    Not even a screenshot, a discussion regarding the mechanics of the game (magic, summons, weapons and the like), how much playable characters, etc. At least, they could fill us in with some pieces of information and some new screenshots of the game once in a while. Doing as they are doing, the only thing I can imagine is that what they are trying to make is too difficult and they are having a hard time making it, possibly having all the project redone many times because of it.The only thing we can do is blindly wait for some time (years…) and see what happens.

  • Kita

    Surprise, surprise…

  • Kurai Warrior

    Oh I know for a fact now that XIII-3 is delaying Versus YET AGAIN. Nomura said he had information ready earlier this year. Why would he not show it? It has to be LR, it’s the only effing possible reason. 

    Here lies another problem, if SE would just open up and be honest about their intentions, a lot of people (Including myself) would chill out. The fact is we are the dark here, so we hype ourselves up every time an event comes by where Versus could show up and that’s why it stings every time it doesn’t.

    They need to just tell us what the hell is going on with the title. Better yet, give a visual update, if they can show LRFF13 in ALPHA BUILD, they can give Versus fans a new trailer and or screenshots to cater to us a little.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Just want to point out to you guys,I said this would happen.

    And you told me I was wrong.Hah!

  • transgojobot

    Enough already.

    The jokes are beginning to write their own press-releases.

    Just dump the number ‘XIII’, make it number ‘XV’ and have it become a debut title for PS4.

  • Vampiric

    THIS IS A FALSE RUMOR

    GOD 

    why are people so stupid sometimes.

    Its going to be at tgs according to ACTUAL square

    NOT A GOD DAMNED USER

    Anyone could of put that twitter response up

    • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

      how do you know that?

      • Vampiric

        Because it was confirmed almost immediately after. It was literally a random twitter follower, who couldnt prove he was at the event and quickly recanted . 

        its hilarous to me people are so quick to believe the random twitter

        but when a neogaf square insider mod says versus will be at tgs, and hes a proven deal

        that isnt taken to the bank

        • KingOptimusOrigins111

          Are you sure about this?

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            No theres just a person on neogaf who says it will be there,while it still may due to fans flipping the crap out right now,it still has a high chance of skipping 

            • KingOptimusOrigins111

              Give me a link to the person who said this on neogaf.

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                I read it like months ago D: I have no way of finding it :{

                • KingOptimusOrigins111

                  Oh a month ago. I saw that. I thought
                  Erren Van Duine said something new. Hopefully Tuesday Square confirms the twitter message is wrong and it will be at TGS 2012.

                  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                    I would love that,I dont care if it would ram my own words down my throat I would LOVE IT

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      I think they gave it a name change and is planning to release it as Final Fantasy Versus for Autumn 2013 World Wide. That way Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII can release December 2013 in Japan and early 2014 for America & Europe.

                    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                      Yeah probably : I hope lightings return gets over with fast,so we can get to the good game

                    • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

                      Doubt it, with FFXIV and LR i think we wont see those fr awhile considering they will be marketing those 2 games until its released. Unless square is like fuck it we gonna market all three games, I don’t see it happening

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      You never know with Square. They randomly named FF XIII-3 to Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII.

                    • Kurai Warrior

                      It’s not gonna be there. Hashimoto confirmed it with another person.  =__=

                    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                      Do you have a link?

                      No offense meant but I trust nothing without links and such

                  • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

                    I would love to hear Wada say its coming to TGS 2012 this year

            • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

              If your talking about kagari (erren van duine) then she also believes this statement…

              she said that Versus would be at tgs, but that was back in july.

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                Yeah it is Kagari :

        • Kurai Warrior

          If you are talking about Erren Van Duine on Gaf then you are wrong about her knowing if it will be there or not. She doesn’t know at all.

          But you are right, this is an indirect tweet, but I’d say it’s likely true. We’ll see when SE releases it’s TGS lineup in the next few days.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          So in other words a random person said it wont and one said it will….

        • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

          you got a source that deconfirms this rumor?

  • Kurai Warrior

    Sorry guys, it’s true. Somebody else asked Hashimoto and he confirmed it.
    https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/242123874483978240

    • KingOptimusOrigins111
      • Kurai Warrior

        It’s official, SE hates Versus XIII fans. At least Hashimoto apologized =_= 

        • KingOptimusOrigins111

          He’s sad because he wants to show it but Square won’t allow it.

          • Kurai Warrior

            Hahaha that’s what I got from it too. They have to know how mad this is making people. 

            • KingOptimusOrigins111

              Hope Wada gets fired soon. He is bringing Square Enix down with his bad decision making.

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                I would be so happy if that douche were fired

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                http://andriasang.com/con2jy/ff_future/
                My friends there is still hope!

                But not that annoying hope from 13

                • KingOptimusOrigins111

                  My friend TGS can’t get here sooner. I hope he comes out a TGS 2012 announce Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be now called Final Fantasy Versus. He shows 10 minutes of footage showing towns, shops, dungeons, airships, battles, vehicles, weapons, character names, different kingdoms, & more. Then the video closes with Noctis eye turning red and a world wide release date exclusively for PS3.

                  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                    I would love that,also I made a pot on my site about what I think is going down with it

                    http://www.takuchat.com/random-specualtionfinal-fantasy-versus-13-to-become-final-fantasy-15/ 
                    Im too lazy to write it so heres the link

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      Nice website looks awesome. As for it turning to Final Fantasy XV I would like that but if it turn into a main title Wada would try to force it multiplat but then again FF XIV Online is for PS3 & PC.

                    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                      Thanks :D

                      and yeah that does seem very likely,thats why I hope they just drop the 13 and make it ff versus.

                      I like my games single platform

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              See my link below!

      • Kurai Warrior

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
        You
        guys want to pressure SE? Watch this video and share it with people, a
        group of Versus fans on gamefaqs are starting a movement. They just put
        out this video. So watch it, subscribe to it, like it, and share it. 

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I hope squares stock drops because of this.

      • Luna Kazemaru

         Stocks drop = no Versus lol wow you guys logic I wounder if you all think sometimes before you post something.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          That not true,not at all.

      • Kurai Warrior

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
        You
        guys want to pressure SE? Watch this video and share it with people, a
        group of Versus fans on gamefaqs are starting a movement. They just put
        out this video. So watch it, subscribe to it, like it, and share it. 

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Broken link

  • Talbot

    Eh, I sort of saw this coming. It’s alright for me, because I’m one of those people who aren’t exactly enamoured by Versus at the moment.

    But if they seek to regain fans’ trust, then this is certainly not how you go about doing it. Meanwhile, what’s happened to that FFX HD? I actually totally forgot about that one.

  • Bec66

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! Hey square instead of foucusing on products people are less excited about how about giving us the game we have been waiting 7 YEARS FOR!!! But NO instead we have to wait because square wants to make another quick cash grab!

  • Vampiric

    the bottom line is this rumor is bogus

    • http://twitter.com/RSCL_Turtle Unknown

      I don’t think its a rumor, two sources have allegedly talked to Hashimoto and both times he has said the same thing.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        I feel like their lying. It could be they changed the name. With Square Enix you know they like to twist their words around so they can confuse people.

      • Vampiric

        dont say sources, say random people who could of made it up

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683473485 Awake Buniberzei

      Until it becomes true lol

  • Arcanenix

    Soo many comments, beautiful. I Like to think Versus will be at tokyo game show this year and they’re just pulling our string.

  • Kurai Warrior

    Looks like folks are so pissed of this time that they are starting to collaborate with each other to make a campaign like Operation Rainfall. Except this time it will be about showing and finishing Versus XIII and localizing FF type-0. I am totally on board with this.

  • Kurai Warrior

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA2dI9RCf6c&feature=plcp
    You guys want to pressure SE? Watch this video and share it with people, a group of Versus fans on gamefaqs are starting a movement. They just put out this video. So watch it, subscribe to it, like it, and share it. 

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Im on board I want this game already for PS3 only in my hands now. >:(

    • Kurai Warrior

      Not a surprising statement from a XIII fanboy. Nothing to see here guys.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I think this is what happened to Nomura. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4jyzRddZaU
    Just Kidding

  • FaithlessMr

    Well…this year we also have Jump Festa to look to. But honestly, all that aside, this simply means how misguided and out of synch Square Enix are right now.

    It’s sad to see how one of the japanese giants are living on their name. Do they really believe everyone will just sit, idly waiting for this game to be released? I for one have already decided that unless it makes an appearance at TGS or at the very least, Jump Festa, I just move on and stop caring about it for good.

    Not that it makes any difference, but if everyone eventually does the same, then they’ll have no one to show this game to when they feel like it, lol. It’s beyond ridiculous, right now.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Is Jump Festa in October this year? The could be a good timing for Nomura.

      • FaithlessMr

        Someone told me earlier today that Jump Festa is to take place in December; And we’re frankly a long way from December ;_;

        • KingOptimusOrigins111

          I guess the long wait begins again because of Toriyama’s nonstop Lightning Saga.

          • FaithlessMr

             Yeah, SE just doesn’t know when to stop….I hope the game is any good at the very least. But I don’t understand why one game has to prevent the other from being shown/released. That’s just a lame excuse imo.

            Different teams working on different games…not to mention this has been on the backburner for six friggin years now, if they’re going to stop making this game to work on every single game that they end up releasing, then they’ll never be through with it, lol.

            • KingOptimusOrigins111

              Totally agree, It shows how disrespectful they’re being towards Nomura and the fans that are waiting for his game. Right now I’m just hoping for a name change, a 10 minute trailer, & and a release date exclusively for PS3 before this year is out or else I’m done.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I hope its at tgs :’|   I dont want to wait…..it hurts me..in the  heart

  • abzdine

    i stopped caring about this game over a year ago. And trust me or not, if it comes out one day it will disappoint just like FF13 did.

  • http://twitter.com/alexandreviera_ Alexandre Vieira

    The only way to force them to rush the Versus XIII and having a horrible sales of this new game, just do not buy, the power to change it is in our hands, but unfortunately fans are disunited. I’m sure if the sales of this was much lower than expected they would run to launch the Versus XIII. The power of change that is in our hands.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Got to love comments like this its like there is never any thought in them just rage.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Got to love comments like this its like there is never any thought in them just rage.

    • abzdine

      you are already assuming that versus 13 is a good game, which i am seriously doubting.
      last FF i bought was FF12, and i decided with some friends to boycott the FF13.

  • http://twitter.com/alexandreviera_ Alexandre Vieira

    Well my friends, I’m not an anarchist, nor a great leader of the revolution, but we all want to play the final fantasy versus. But Square-Enix is not respecting us and continues to release games saga Toriyama, then as I became the talk, we have to unite and boycott the next game not buying.
    They have to show us and prove that versus is actually being done with a new trailer, a game player, a demo, whatever it is, because words are not enough.
    They make more than 6 years we expect, and we’re all upset we have fans from all parts of the globe such as Germany, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, USA, Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Japan , China and the whole region asiatica and others I will not mention.
    I believe that if this boycott she’ll have to shake, because he needs to learn to respect us.

  • http://twitter.com/alexandreviera_ Alexandre Vieira

    Está é uma pagina de fãs brasileiros, que estão aderindo ao boicote ao proximo FF, enquanto não mostrarem e definirem uma data de lançamento do Versus XIII 

    Esse pessoal não está querendo comprar 

    http://aitinerante.blogspot.com.br/2012/09/square-enix-confirma-programacao-para-o.html#disqus_thread

  • http://twitter.com/alexandreviera_ Alexandre Vieira

    We are boycotting the products of Square-Enix and supporting Crystallis Project and its application, please disclose the maximum that can post this, there are two versions of the text, and Portuguese and English. Sign the online petition!  
    http://aitinerante.blogspot.com.br/2012/09/we-are-fed-up-boycott-square-enix-nossa.html